About Us

Meet the Commission Members

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Nancy Stiles

Nancy Stiles

HBAC Chair, Representing the Town of Hampton. Current term ends 2024

Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, served 30 yrs. as Director of School Nutrition for the Hampton Schools and was an adjunct professor at UNH. Senator Stiles served 12 yrs. in the NH Legislature as chair of multiple committees. She was honored to personally deliver legislation to King Abdullah for the celebratory opening of the American University at Madaba, Jordan and served as their graduation speaker. Nancy served on the Governing Boards at three European Universities. Nancy has served as HBAC’s Chair from 2018 to the present.

Pat Bushway

Pat Bushway

HBAC Vice Chair, Representing the Town of Hampton. Current term ends 2026

Pat moved with her family to Hampton Beach in 1969 when her parents bought and operated a business on A Street. It was a family business and she worked alongside her siblings and parents tending bowling lanes, renting bicycles, and maintaining summer rental apartments. As a result of this experience, she gained a real appreciation for what it means to live and work at Hampton Beach. Pat retains that attachment to the beach and continues to enjoy all that it has to offer year-round. Read more.

Michael Housman

Michael Housman

HBAC Treasurer, Representing the NH Dept. Natural & Cultural Resources. No term limit

Commissioner Housman is the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources representative to the Hampton Beach Area Commission. Mike is the Supervisor of Operations for NH State Parks and has been in the role for 17 years. He has been a member of the Hampton Beach Area Commission for over 12 years and serves as the Treasurer for the Commission. He lives in Weare, NH and is married with two kids.

Bill Watson

Bill Watson

NH Dept. of Transportation. No term limit.

For over 30 years Bill Watson has been employed by the NH Department of Transportation.  He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1991 with a degree in Civil Engineering. His experience with the Department has allowed him to spend time in Engineering, Finance, and IT management positions.  However, Bill has spent most of his career as the Administrator of the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance. Read more.

Barbara Kravitz

Barbara Kravitz

Rockingham Planning Commission (theRPC). Current term ends 2025

A member of the RPC Executive and Nominating Committees, Barbara previously served as Chair of the RPC and is the recipient of the Quinlan Award for Outstanding Community and Regional Planning. Additionally, she represents the RPC on the New Hampshire Association of Regional Planning Commissions as well as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Steering Committee of the Regional Economic Development Center (REDC/CEDS). For nine years she worked as the Administrator of the Seabrook, NH Planning Board. Read More.

Bob Preston

Bob Preston

Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce. Current term ends 2024

Preston Real Estate, Broker 1972 – Present

HBAC – Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce Representative

Experience Hampton, Board of Directors. EH was founded in 2010. Its mission is to organize, promote, manage events and projects in Hampton. The Board and many dedicated volunteers produce The Annual Christmas Parade. Read more.

Chuck Rage

Chuck Rage

Hampton Village District. Current term ends 2025

Chuck is a longtime businessman on Hampton Beach. At age 13 he began making “I love Hampton Beach” buttons in his garage and selling them to all the stores on Hampton Beach. He opened his first jewelry store at age 16 and at 18 bought The Pelham Resort Motel. Through the years he became involved in local politics, first as treasurer of the Hampton Beach Village District, then as its Commissioner and chairman for the last 17 years. He is starting his second three-year term on the Hampton Board of Selectmen and has been a commissioner on the HBAC and other local boards for many years.

Alex Loiseau

Alex Loiseau

Hampton Village District. Current term ends 2026

Alex is a lifelong resident of Hampton and is the broker/owner of Harris Real Estate, a company that has been managing vacation rentals on Hampton Beach for over 80 years. Alex grew up working in family businesses at the beach and is passionate about all things Hampton. In addition to the HBAC, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Tracy Emerick

Member at Large. Current term ends 2025

Tracy has lived in Hampton since 1979. He moved his Massachusetts business to Hampton in 1983 where he operated it for 25 years. He served on the Hampton Planning Board for 24 years. He served Hampton as a state representative in the NH House for ten years. And, has been the Moderator of the First Congregational Church in Hampton since 1986. Tracy is the author of several books available on Amazon.

Jason Bachand, AICP, CFM

Jason Bachand, AICP, CFM

Hampton Town Planner

Jason Bachand has served as Town Planner for the Town of Hampton since 2014. Mr. Bachand’s responsibilities in this position include but are not limited to the review of land use and development applications, drafting and amending local regulations, directing the daily operations of the Town’s Planning Office, and providing staff support to several local Boards/Commissions including the Planning Board and the Hampton Beach Area Commission. Read more.

Ann Carnaby

Ann Carnaby

HBAC Administrative Assistant

Ann is a long-time resident of Hampton and holds a BS from the University of Rhode Island and an MA from New York University. She is retired from a long career in the performing arts and has also worked in such varied arenas as health care, lobbying on a state level and as faculty teaching undergraduates at Trenton State College and the University of New Hampshire.  She joined with the HBAC for the Transportation Master Plan update in 2018 out of curiosity over what the HBAC did and has been involved ever since. Ann is chair of the Hampton Planning Board, is one of Hampton’s three appointed commissioners to the Rockingham Planning Commission and a member of the Hampton Heritage Commission.

Advisors

Our advisors have been with us since our 2021 Symposium and continue to be a valued resource as issues arise.

Bob Casassa – Casassa Law Office
Roger Stephenson – Union of Concerned Scientists
Rick Friberg –  TEC, Inc
Johanna Lyons – NH State Parks
John Nyhan – NACOC – Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce
Laurel Adams – REDC – Regional Economic Development Center
Kirsten Howard – NH DES CP – NH Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program
Tim Roache – tneRPC – Rockingham Planning Commission
Tom McGuirk – McGuirk Properties
Jamie Sullivan – Town Manager, Town of Hampton
Dean Merrill – Tobey & Merrill Insurance

Associates

Our associates work in various parts of the region, and have similar concerns to ours with some different and/or overlapping aspects of focus to their work.
SHEA (Seabrook-Hamptons Estuary Alliance)
CHAT (Coastal Hazard Adaptation Team)
PREP (Piscataqua Region Estuary Partnership)
NHCAW (New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup)
Hampton Conservation Coordinator
Hampton Coastal Resilience Coordinator